Allardyce’s biggest challenge is 32.2%.

In our sympathetic farewell to Roy Hodgson we briefly alluded to big Sam being our preferred choice as England manager. So now the talk has turned to how his team will line up, how they’ll play and all the other potential obstacles that the survival specialist will be sure to face during his tenure. Instilling belief…

Give up the Goat.

Who is the GOAT? Does this make him the GOAT? If he doesn’t win an international tournament, does that stop him from becoming the GOAT? You might not be familiar with this acronym, but you’ll certainly be familiar the the phrase in its fullest form. The GOAT refers to the ‘greatest of all time’ and it…

The Curious case of Aaron Ramsey.

Aaron Ramsey is a curious player. He turns right where other players would turn left. He turns left where others would turn right, and he turns again where other players would release the ball. Arsenal’s most unorthodox player (even more so than the deceivingly orthodox Per Mertesacker) has had a fantastic tournament at Euro 2016….

Practicing penalties properly.

We hear a lot of chatter about penalties, especially during international tournaments. Pundits and managers seem to be split on the art of the shootout. In one camp you have the ‘of course you should practice penalties’. In the other, ‘you just can’t recreate the pressure of a shootout’. What we never seem to hear…

Sympathy for the devil.

Pundits, journalists and football fans alike have finally pulled out the knives and begun carving into Roy Hodgson. I agree that much of what has been said over the last few days regarding the former head coach has been completely warranted. However, I do have one question; where have all these critics been hiding for…